Last season was a time of turnover for the Houston Astros, as a number of veterans were shipped out and a crop of young prospects was asked to step up and fill in. One of those prospects was first baseman Brett Wallace, who had the biggest shoes to fill stepping in for Lance Berkman, who was traded last season to the New York Yankees.
Berkman had been a fixture in the Astros lineup for over a decade, but many felt that Father Time caught up to Berkman and his skills were starting to slip. Well, there must be something in the water in St. Louis because Lance has had a resurgence this season.
Not to be outdone, Brett Wallace is off to a great start as well and is doing everything he can to make fans forget about Berkman.
Here is how the two seasons compare for the former Astros first baseman and the current one.